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Northrop Grumman Recognizes 32 Suppliers for Continued Commitment to its Socio-Economic Business Programs

FALLS CHURCH, Va., Dec. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has honored 32 suppliers for their outstanding performance in support of its Socio-Economic Business Programs (SEBP).

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This is the 23rd year that Northrop Grumman has recognized its suppliers with World Class Team awards for supporting the SEBP program, which strives to ensure that capable small businesses including small disadvantaged, woman-owned, veteran-owned and service-disabled veteran-owned, historically underutilized business zones, AbilityOne organizations, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender concerns and Historically Black Colleges/Universities and Minority Institutions, receive the maximum practicable subcontracting opportunities on all major programs.

The extensive review of suppliers began last summer with awards given to companies demonstrating exceptional support and commitment to the SEBP goals and objectives using criteria such as product, service, quality and record. Other considerations included demonstrated delivery performance, outstanding program support, superior technical achievement, and reported cost performance/competitiveness and/or continuous process improvement.

The following suppliers received awards: Acutronic USA, Inc., Pittsburgh, Pa.; Adept Technologies, Inc., Waterford, Va; Airpro Corporation of America, Hialeah, Fla.; American Product Distributors Inc., Charlotte, N.C.; Applied Aerospace Structures Corp., Stockton, Calif.; Applied Training Solutions, LLC, Fairfax Station, Va.; Boecore, Inc., Colorado Springs, Colo.; CCS Presentation Systems Inc., Hawthorne, Calif.; Corporate Subscription Management Services, LLC (cSubs), Montvale, N.J.; Cygnus, Inc., Ponderay, Idaho; ECAS, Inc., Melbourne, Fla.; Electroimpact, Inc., Mukilteo, Wash.; Forward Logistics Services, Alexandria, Va.; Grace Electronics LLC, Holbrook, N.Y.; Hamill Manufacturing Company, Trafford, Pa.; Hansen's Welding, Inc., Gardena, Calif.; Hartzell Propeller Inc., Piqua, Ohio; JAS and Associates LLC, Vienna, Va.; LLamasoft, Inc., Ann Arbor, Mich.; LTC Engineering Associates, Inc., Sarasota, Fla.; Luxe Travel Group, Irvine, Calif.; Open SAN Consulting LLC, Atlanta, Ga.; Pacific Design Technologies, Inc., Goleta, Calif.; Patersonlabs, Inc., Kent, Wash.; Playa Tool & Marine, Inc., Santa Ana, Calif.; Richard Manufacturing Company, Ogden, Utah; Saracino Construction Corp., Patchogue, N.Y.; Swift Engineering Inc., San Clemente, Calif.; Technical Security Engineering Incorporated, Marshall, Va.; Total Office Solutions, Inc., Jacksonville, Fla.; Van Brakel Electronics, Inc., Phoenix, Ariz.; and Westech International, Inc., Albuquerque, N.M.

"We recognize the critical role our small business suppliers play in helping us meet our aggressive SEBP goals, and in applying innovation, affordability and top performance to meet the increasingly more challenging global security needs of our customers," said Harry Q. H. Lee II, vice president, Corporate Contracts, Pricing and Supply Chain, Northrop Grumman. "The awardees demonstrated superior business support and made outstanding contributions to our service-disabled veterans' outreach, mentor-protege programs, Historically Black Colleges/Universities goals, AbilityOne program, and other initiatives."

In 2013, Northrop Grumman contracted $6.9 billion to a broad base of approximately 9,500 suppliers. More than 36 percent of Northrop Grumman procurement spending goes to small businesses and women- or minority-owned firms. The company has met and exceeded the 23 percent small business statutory goals for more than 10 consecutive years and has received numerous awards and recognition for support of socio-economic business programs.

Earlier this year, Northrop Grumman was named "Corporation of the Year" by the Maryland/District of Columbia Minority Supplier Development Council for demonstrating exceptional strength in areas critical to maintaining a solid minority supplier development process. The company was also recently ranked the number one aerospace and defense (A&D) company in the 2013 Gartner Supply Chain Top 25: A&D report.

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, cyber, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.

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